Valentines Day can mean trouble for those of us trying to stick to a healthy routine. I know it is just one day, but one thing I have learned over the years is that this attitude often gets me into trouble! Oh it's just Valentines Day, why not enjoy a chocolate or two? But before I know it I might as well have devoured the entire box. So on this holiday I hope to not receive any chocolates or flowers. I know, not very romantic.
I would love nothing more than a quiet romantic dinner with my sweetheart the day before Valentines Day. This way we avoid the crowds and can enjoy a peaceful evening without the stress of dealing with an overcrowded restaurant. I even have one or 2 places in mind. But the important part is that we are spending it together.
Here are some suggestions of heart healthy ways to celebrate your Valentines Day.
- Plan an active day out sledding, hiking, or visiting an indoor rock climbing wall.
- Prepare a healthy, romantic dinner by candlelight at home
- Dining out is also an option as there are plenty of healthy choices
- Heat things up salsa dancing with your sweetheart
- Show your love by encouraging your partner to give up an unhealthy habit
- Try sharing a bowl of sweet, healthy fruit with your valentine
- Take a jog or walk outside (weather permitting) followed by a date to the movies
- Write a romantic poem or card for the one you love expressing how you feel
- Share the love and volunteer at a local charity in your community with your significant other